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Asher Morton Farmstead

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Built  1860
Opened  1860
Added to NRHP  29 February 1996
NRHP Reference #  96000096
Area  2 ha
Nearest city  Paris
Asher Morton Farmstead
Location  Edgar County, Illinois, USA
Architectural style  Greek Revival architecture

The Asher Morton Farmstead is a farm located on Lower Terre Haute Road 4.5 miles (7.2 km) south of Paris, Illinois. The farmstead was constructed circa 1860 by Asher Morton, an Ohioan who moved to the area in 1850. The farmhouse is an I-house, a vernacular style of house named for its popularity in the three Midwestern "I" states of Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa. The house features two rooms on each floor with a central hall and staircase, the typical floor plan of the "Classic" style of I-house; however, the house has three front bays, while Classic I-houses typically had five. The exterior design of the house is influenced by the Greek Revival and Gothic Revival styles. The farmstead also includes a summer kitchen and a barn, which were also built by Morton.

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 29, 1996.

References

Asher Morton Farmstead Wikipedia


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